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STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FROM
APPROPRIATIONS, JULY 1, 1916, TO JULY 1, 1917
Chapter 646 (Part 1), Laws 1916
chapter 646 (Part 1), Laws 1916....
$33, 130 00
Chapter 181 (Part 2), Laws 1917 Capital fund....
$5,000 00 Maintenance deficiency, 1914-15
1,599 67 Maintenance deficiency, 1915–16.
Total — chapter 181 (Part 2), Laws 1917.....
Chapter 646 (Part 1), Laws 1916
Wages of Blind in Workshops Miscellaneous .
$207 55 Glens Falls shop.
422 44 Rochester shop.
592 13 Demonstrations.
$1,408 29 Traveling expenses of demonstrators . .
34 75 Commission on brooms sold.
Maintenance of Thirty Blind People under Instruction Instruction in broomshops (ten people).
$514 70 Dictaphone and typewriting (five people)
726 85 Other industries (seven people).
373 55 Maintenance, demonstrators (four people).
157 12 Maintenance under hospital treatment (eleven people)..
505 98 Instruction in miscellaneous industries.
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF LEGISLATION ENACTED IN CREATING
THE COMMISSION GIVING POWERS CONFERRED
(Laws 1903, Chapter 576)
First legislation authorizing a commission to inves tigate the condition of the blind. (Passed May 13, 1903.)
(Laws 1906, Chapter 671) Act to provide for commission to prepare a complete register of the blind in the state; to investigate their condition, and report on the advisibility of the establishment by the state of industrial training schools and other institutions. (Passed May 31, 1906.)
(Laws 1913, Chapter 415) An act to establish a state commission for improving the condition of the blind of the state of New of York, and making an appropriation therefor.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
Section 1. There shall be established a state commission, to be known as the New York state commission for the blind, consisting of five persons to be appointed by the governor within sixty days after the passage of this act. No person appointed to this commission shall serve thereon while serving as an official of any workshop or school wherein blind people may be placed
Section 2. The full term of office of the members of this commission shall be five years. But of the first commission appointed, one member shall be appointed for a term of five years, one for a term of four years, one for a term of three years, one for a term of two years, and one for a term of one year. At the expiration of the term of any member of the commission, his successor shall be appointed for a term of five years.
Section 3. It shall be the duty of this commission to cause to be maintained a complete register of the blind in the state of New York, which shall describe the condition, cause of blindness, capacity for education and industrial training of each, with such other facts as may seem to the commission to be of value.
Section 4. The commission shall maintain or cause to be maintained one or more bureaus of information and industrial aid, the object of which shall be to aid the blind in finding employment and to teach them trades and occupations which may be followed in their homes, and to assist them in whatever manner may seem advisable to the commission in disposing of the products of their home industry. (Clause in italics shows amendment by Laws of 1915, Chapter 363.)
Section 5. The commission may establish one or more schools for industrial training and workshops for the employment of suitable blind persons, and shall be empowered to equip and maintain the same, to pay to employees suitable wages, and to devise means for the sale and distribution of the products thereof. The commission
The commission may also pay for during their training, (for the tuition), (this clause unlawful; account of civil service), the temporary lodging and support of pupils or workmen received at any industrial school or workshop established by it or other establishments in which the blind are now or